TyeDyeTwins wrote:Thanks for your post Phenom...wondering where to go on the LCC/BCC ridge tomorrow...this post helps on the decision making process.
Glad to have helped out. Pretty interesting conditions up there!
Decided to head back up Superior/Monte/Cardiff yesterday. Weather was gorgeous perfection. Not much in the way of avalanche risk, most all the snow especially south facing is crusted up pretty good. Along the ridge up there above 11,000 there were some soft pockets of blown snow on the north aspect, though sparse. While heading between Superior and Monte Cristo I noticed that the cornices had seperated from the ridge is several locations.
Heading up the east ridge.
Looking south at Cardiac.
Looking at Monte from Superior. Notice the shell impact in the center of the photo. UDOT avy control work?
Looking east from Monte.
Looking at Flagstaff and Cardiff Peaks.
Here's some video.
Snow was nice and hard packed in the a.m., then quickly turned to putrescent gulash by noon. Didn't really matter, it was nice to get out in the brilliant sun for the day.